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Feb 27, 2013 4:00am EST
after predicting an uptick in profitability. >>> plus, global uncertainty lead hong kong to set a wide growth range in its annual budget as the territory makes an effort to tackle its sky-high housing costs. >>> all right. welcome to today's "worldwide exchange." we're getting halfway through the week. kelly is traveling back from the world mobile congress in barcelona and will join us in the next couple of shows, just not today. we'll be in berlin for the super return conference. is dea-- is dealmaking back? we'll be there to find out. >>> plus, retail giants limited, target, tjix, and jcpenney set to report earnings today. we'll head out for a checkup and to find out how much of an impact hurricane sandy has made on profits. >>> it was a budget day in hong kong. we'll head out east to get all the data as the city's poised to enjoy a return to higher growth. >>> and we fly tout singapore to speak to the global head of trade at hspc who think that the face of trade is changing as more high-end products are due to be exported out of emerging markets. >>> bides all of that -- beside
Feb 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
a health threat to tens of millions in beijing in northern china. ammonal hong kong is experiencing an overcrowding so severe that authorities are warning of these sets the stage for the rapid spread of infectious diseases. the government says it is taking steps to turn things around. >> 12 men shed this apartment in hong kong. when night falls, they each have a two-square decimeter cage to sleep in. there are no mattresses, just two square meters of private space. a few streets away lives the ho family. they can count themselves lucky to at least have a bed, but the four family members have to share one room. it is not easy. >> the room is too crowded. also, there is only one bed. i have to sleep with another person. i want to sleep by myself and i want to have my own bedroom. >> hong kong has 200,000 people packed into each square kilometer. living space is at an absolute premium. rich chinese speculated have sent housing prices soaring. since 2008, they have almost doubled. food prices have risen, too. one in six people here is living in poverty. hong kong's new chief executive h
Feb 8, 2013 7:30am EST
level since may last year. hong kong shares inched higher gaining 0.16%. earlier this week the hang seng index touched the highest point in nearly two years. china's better than expected trade data seemed to be fueling investor hopes for further economic growth. for more on what's happening in the world's second best economy earlier or shery ahn speaking with the director of research in hong kong. >> thank you for joining us. first of all do you think this pace of economic growth as well as this optimism in financial markets will continue? >> yes. we are talking about those economic data released recently in china, the pmi and export/import data were better than expected but the shanghai composite index has risen 24% from a three year low in december from last year. so anything negative news, no matter from a company or in the economic perspectives can pull back the stock market a little bit because now the shanghai composite index has a price earning ratio is trading at 13.4 times which is low but the highest in 1 1/2 years. so i guess a little pull back is needed in the next week or tw
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
just wanted to ask one thing. you had early presented about the hong kong dollar and i was wondering if you could take a moment to update you on what your thoughts are on that now. >> sure. >> and what you're doing. >> so, about, i think around 15, 16 months ago, we gave a presentation about our view on the hong kong dollar and at the view was that it was the most undervalued currency in the world. because it had been pegged for, you know, almost 30 years, you know, to the u.s. dollar and it was pegged at a time when hong kong was a bit unstable. there was a run on the currency. the u.s. had one of the most stable currencies in the world and to create financial stability for the country, not the country, but the independent region of hong kong, special region of hong kong, they pegged the currency. because it's been pegged for 29 years, the volatility of that currency has been very close to zero. so, the cost to buy an option on something which is very low volatility, it was very low. hugely undervalued currency. hong kong versus the united states has changed remarkably. hong kong ha
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
korea and hong kong decreased their imports of japanese seafood by more than 10%. but exports started showing improvements in april compared with the same month in 2011. ministry officials say they'll try and turn the situation around by attending overseas trade shows and industry conferences. >>> and japanese electronics maker pioneer has announced that it will eliminate 800 jobs. managers told labor unions that they plan to slash about 500 jobs from the regular payroll of 8,000 workers. they also intend to let some 300 non-regular workers go. in addition, the monthly pay of management-level workers will be reduced by 10% beginning in april. the company's negotiating wage cuts for other workers with the unions. the firm is expecting to post its first net loss in three years, totaling more than $42 million in this current fiscal year that ends march. earlier it had projected a profit of over $10 million. >>> and that is the latest in business. here's a check on regional markets. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> thousands of people waiting to go home. disposal.ebris waiting for vast tracts of l
Feb 12, 2013 5:30am PST
now hoping to get the new pope may come from asia. now this report from hong kong. >> standby the pope's decision to resign, catholics in manila are pressing for its well-being. with 80 million faithful, it's the largest catholic country in asia pacific region, considered the last bastion of catholicism. the church is even over matters of state. >> this is saddening. why did it and like the spin? why did it end this way? >> pope benedict, catholics had high expectations that he would've been the man to lead to the traditional and conservative catholic church into the 21st century. parts one is going to happen? he's the first head of the church and that is actually on technology, keeping in touch with people. now he will give it to someone else because he is too ill. it is shocking. >> a paypal resignation was also making headlines in south korea where 11% of the population is catholic. asia is one of the fastest- growing regions for catholicism. as much shock as there is, there's a slight hope that this could possibly be the time that a representative from asia to be elected to th
Feb 22, 2013 5:30am PST
compensation is to the victims of the haitian cholera outbreak. we're hearing from people in hong kong read about what they're putting on their table. >> we are seeing some very heavy rain across eastern portions of australia. the wet weather simply a little further south between brisbane and sidney possibly could be seen some flooding with 100-200 millimeters of rain possibly a possibility. just up towards the door when, 96 millimeters of rain coming down here in 24 hours and the tropical downpours will be completing. you can see some nasty circulation here really developing that could cause problems over the next day or two and that what weather down toward sydney intensifying as. through saturday. that is one to watch shop for. 31 celsius in mel bourne. dry and sunny for new zealand with a top temperature around 18 degrees. further north, we have some nasty downpours in the north of the country and this spinning out of northern pakistan could be bringing some lively weather over the higher ground. for the air arabian peninsula, dry, warm, and sunny. >> hello again. the top stories. oppos
Feb 1, 2013 3:30am PST
and raised in san francisco. her combined ancestory a chinese mother from hong kong and japanese father from hawaii gave her a unique asspect much the language of threads, dreaming water and others. please, help me welcome gale sukiama. [applause] >> so that means if you have read the book you will not be buying the book? [laughter]. i'm always feel a little embarrassed because i looked back and i kept think thanksgiving book was published in 1993 who wants to hear about it now? i feel honored that we call it those in the know or good friends of mine call at this time energizer bunny. it's the book that somehow kept going all these yeersz. i will tell you up front it was a book i thought that may be they wouldn't publish. my very first book was women of the silk. i knew that i was writing about something that was a little bit different because i didn't know about the women of the silk until i wanted to write something telling their story much the second book is the test book for us writers you hear that a lot where the publishers are wondering if the author has a second book. eve
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
and flaunting chaos? yes. we'll bring you analysis from hong kong. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." bringing you business news tr around the globe. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange," these with your headlines. e you leaders are nearing a historic deal in brussels which could see the region's spending reduced for the first time. >>> chinese trade goes gang busters in january thanks in part to the lunar new year effect. >> the french government says taking a stake in peugeot is not on the agenda after earlier saying the company must not disappear. this all following a $4 billion euro write-down. >>> and the yen jumps more than 1% as the japanese p.m. says the currency has weakened too much. european stocks today are trying to firm up on the last trading day of the week. the ftse 100 similar gains for the xetra dax, cac 40 and the ibex up around .6%. >>> yields falling a little bit, 0.017 for italy. quick look at forex, and we'll watch the euro/dollar, but it's the yen that's in focus. euro/dollar up after losing 1% yesterday. the dollar/yen, though, giving smup groun
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
counterparts. >> new measures have been introduced in hong kong to restrict the amount of baby powder that people can take across the border. people leaving the city will be limited to two cans. offenders can be fined up to $64,000 to ensure there's an adequate supply of formula in hong kong. >> commercial fishermen in new england in the u.s. are worried a cut to quotas will drive them out of business. but regulators say it's the only way to preserve the centuries old fishing tradition. more from new hampshire. >> off the coast of new hampshire, fisherman david is regulating the sea of government regulations. the amendment of shrink has been reduced -- shrimp has been reduced and now they want to reduce the cod catch by as much as 77% as well.
Feb 25, 2013 4:00am PST
high. hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. a busy week for wall street. fed chairman ben bernanke will address lawmakers on tuesday and wednesday, and we'll get new reports on home sales, consumer confidence. on friday the dow finished up 119 points, and the nasdaq rose 30. more pain at the pump, but relief could be coming soon. according to the lundberg survey, gas prices have spiked 20 cents in the past two weeks. the average price for a gallon of regular is $3.850 but lundberg says the speed of the inadvice has slowed and prices may even start to drop. >>> a chinese company unveiled what it calls the world's fastest smartphone at the premier on sunday. a couple of oops moments though. they say it can display more than 100 themes, and that's important because ladies like flowers. he also said his theme is learning from apple how to make android software. apple is currently sueing the makers of android phones. >>> and at the box office, "identity thief" grabbed the top spot. the adult comedy starring melissa mccarthy and jason bateman pulled in $14 million. the action fl
Feb 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
day of the chinese new year. hong kong celebrated with a late night street party. thousands of people watched the dancers mingle with colorful floats and welcome in the year of the snake. the day began with prayers for good fortune. >> these people are queuing up to get into the temple in hong kong. in vain -- bubble is a new era of tradition or they come and give thanks for the year that was and pray for blessings of the years ahead. it is the year of the snake and it is meant to be a challenging one. >> chinese people, that is why we come here, to pray for good fortune for the rest of the year. >> for work, up more money and better health and happy life. >> this is good for kids achievement at school. we are coming to have to wish for them doing great for the next year. >> millions at home and china to spend the holidays with their families. but there are members of the chinese military you won't be celebrating at all. the navy is conducting drills and the western pacific ocean. chinese authorities say this is to show they must be ready anywhere at any time for any potential threat
Feb 10, 2013 9:00am PST
hybrid of the two. >> now, in hong kong once in a while i used to have a suit made. what i found was that you really couldn't just get the proper fitting in just one visit. but that's what you do, basically. you spend an hour or so with the person? >> yeah, to a degree. >> able to get a good enough take on that person at that point? >> yeah. well, we're able to get it about 99% of the way there. and rather than -- like your hong kong tailors, they take your measurements and once they leave, then they design the pattern, our fitting specialists design the pattern and into that pattern into our auto cat system. so usually that auto cat pattern comes out pretty well. of course, like anything, anything can be improved and that's why we encourage a second meeting when we're back in the city just so we can tweak it. >> this brings up china. these are manufactured in china. right? >> correct. >> you spaend lot of time in chinese factories apparently sleeping on the floor was part of it. >> yeah. i spend quite a bit of time in asia, about 4 1/2 years, mostly working for sort of big-box retai
Feb 1, 2013 8:30pm EST
quite deceptive. if you are applying to get into the united states from hong kong or brazil, the illegal immigrants in the u.s. may have to go to the back of the line, but you are waiting in the u.s., working in the u.s., you have everything you want having arrived in the u.s., you do not need to live in fear. the other guys are waiting in brazil and hong kong. the line here is already one where you are in the united states. >> you are right about that, but that is the whole point, to get rid of the shadow economy, shadow existence. then get these folks on the path to citizenship. if you know anybody who has been here initially legally, you know, even when they get a green card, their entire existence is devoted to getting citizenship. a green card is not their only desire. >> what about senator sessions' point about the unlawful flow of people into the country? how do you deal with that? >> the way we always have, and we have done much better. if you look at the numbers of people who are caught at the border now, -- some of the attrition in the legal immigration is due to the ec
Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
offer expertise 's biggest tourist sites. the tourists came from britain and hong kong. recipe for political uncertainty there. and iran says it will unveil a comprehensive proposals for its nuclear program, but many are lower than -- lowering their expectations. and there is political uncertainty in italy. >> it was a worst-case scenario. stocks around the world are being slammed and the borrowing costs of italy, spain, and portugal, they are on the up. all this raises the big question once again of what the future is of the bureau's own. -- e the year rose down urozone. london, midday here in 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon in egypt, where a balloon ride over luxor has ended in tragedy. a fire followed by an explosion and a 300 meter plunge to the ground. 19 tourists are dead, nine of them from hong kong. it is the latest blow to a tourist industry that has been suffering ever since the uprising two years ago. >> the balloon came down in fields west of luxor, a tourist event that ended in carnage. this mobile phones should it -- footage shows rescue teams
Feb 26, 2013 7:30am EST
media say casualties included people from hong kong, belgium, britain and france. it says the egyptian pilot is hurt. the travel coordinated says the operator of the balloon had had two accidents in the past two years. >> accident in the morning about 6:30. this company i call rubbish company and i tell the people this way. >> why is that? >> he have two fires before. >> hot air ballooning is popular with those who visit luxor. >>> people in a number of different countries have been involved in fatal hot air balloon accidents in the past. in january 2012 a balloon flying northeast of the new zealand capital got tangled in electrical wire. it crashed and burst into flames. 11 people on board died. in 2009 a leaking gas cylinder sparked a fire in southern china. four tourists decide and three others were injured. a couple of years earlier a balloon exploded immediately after taking off in the suburbs of vancouver, canada. to people died and 11 others were injured. and in 1995 strong winds forced a hot air balloon into the sea off the coast of new zealand. three of the nine people on boar
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
in the united states from hong kong or brazill the illegal immigrants in the u. may have to go to the back of thee line, but yoyou are waiting in the u.s., legal in the u.s., working in the u.s., you have everything you want having arrived the other guys are waiting in brazil and hong kong. the line here is one where you are already in the united states. >> charles is right about that but that is the point, getting rid of the shadow economy, the shadowow estence. getting these folks on the path to citizenship. if you know anybody who has been here initially illegally, youu know even when they get a green card, their entirire existence is devoted to getting citizenship. a green card is not their only desire. >> what about senator sessions' point about thehe unlawful flow of people into the country? >> the way we always have, and we have got much better. if you look at the n numbers of people who are caught at t -- some of this petition is due to the economy but a great deal of it is not. you just have to look to the resources we have put in and the successes. at som point, it is case o
Feb 3, 2013 12:30pm PST
back of the line, that is quite deceptive. if you apply to get into the united states from hong kong or brazil, the illegal immigrants in the u.s. may have to go into the back of the line, but you are waiting in the u.s., you are living and working in the u.s., you have everything you what hang arrived. you do not have to live in fear. the other guys are waiting in brazil and hong kong. hear, you are already in the united states. >> that is the whole point, to get rid of the shadow economy, the shadow existence, getting these folks on the path to citizenship. and if you know anybody who has been there, here illegally, even when they get a green card, their entire existence is vote to getting citizenship. green card is not their only desire. >> what about senator sessions' point about the flow of on lawful people into this country? >> the way we always have, and we have got much better. if you look at the numbers of people caught up the border now, some of the patrician in illegal immigration is due to the economy -- attrition in illegal immigration is due to the economy. you have to loo
Feb 25, 2013 6:00am EST
question mark. >> how long total have you spent in china and hong kong? >> hong kong, five years, 1995 to 2000. a lot of that was outside traveling to southeast asia. that was the time of the asian economic crisis. this time, it will be three years. at the end of 2009, i went in. president obama was making his first trip there. i was there for that in november. "the washington post" asked me to stay permanently. i stayed until january 2013. my first trip to china was 1985. i got to see china in the 1980's, the 1990's, and most recently. i have seen the development. >> you have been with "the washington post" since what year? >> a summer intern in 1978. >> what different places did you live in in the world since you first went to be an intern? >> 1986, i was in the philippines for four years. 1991, i went to nairobi, stayed there until 1995. then i went to hong kong. i spent a lot of time in indonesia during that time as well. in 2000, i moved to paris. i became the paris bureau chief for "the washington post." from paris, i was in iraq and afghanistan a bit. i traveled pretty much everywh
Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
contingent to go to hong kong to study the hong kong practice of cleaning up corruption. hong kong used to be 40, 50, 30 years ago was very corrupt. but almost overnight the system changed, cleaned up overnight and they are, they are tangible ways to do it. and ozone, let me quickly add. right now in today's china a tremendous force from the grassroots rival to push for the senior top leadership's initiative to clean up corruption. that is twitter. many, many officials got into trouble, right. today the joke is that when officials give interviews on pr and tv don't show your watches. because people watch the tv will figure out how expensive your watch may well be beyond your official salary, and investigations will be spread out over the internet going after this official. >> what can we make of the new president and vice president of china? the two top officials and, particularly, in the realm of economic policy, because it's an unusual situation. they are both ph.d.s in economics. they looked at the danjar ping's model as, you know, as the formative years of intellectual development a
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
that came from hong kong police who have battled similar scams for years. >> these are the exact same bags they have in hong kong that were responsible for an 80% reduction in this crime. >> reporter: the bags are actually made in hong kong and paid for by the san francisco police department. the asian police officers association and the district attorney's office. they hope to distribute 1,000 of these bags in the coming days. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> as many as 1 million people are expected to attend tomorrow's chinese new year parade in san francisco. and that could mean gridlock on city streets as paradegoers make their way to the rout. there will also be street closures. officials as always advise you to take public transportation. >>> the fda has approved the first of its kind breast cancer drug. the drug consila combines drugs. the cocktail combination remains intact until it delivers a potent cancer fighting drug to the cancer cell. there are no side effects such as hair loss, nausea or vomiting. >>> marco rubio abruptly r
Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
exploded in mid air. tourists were visiting from britain, france, japan, and hong kong. somehow a gas canister ignited, shooting the balloon high into the air. it reportedly exploded 1,000 feet in the air. hot air ballooning is popular with tourists in egypt. still to come, common comfort food for a cold day and it is they go to food for coughs and sniffles. this chicken noodle soup really beat the common cold? >> and it looks like the rain is on our doorstep. we are tracking this next batch of moisture heading our way. we will talk about how long it will last and how heavy it will be. a look out the doors as the clouds are building in. >> gas prices continue their painful rise. surveys will show just how far travels will go to save at the pump. 68% of drivers say they make a left turn on a busy street to save just 5 cents per gallon. 68% say they drive five minutes out of their way to save that money. it is important to know it if you drive too far you will spend more on gas then you will save. if you do pay 5 cents less per gallon you will only save about 50 cents per fill up. >
Feb 26, 2013 5:35am EST
sugar cane field. the victims are from france, britain, japan and hong kong. three survivors were taken to a local hospital and it is one of the worst accidents involving tourists in egypt. >>> also new this morning, the u.s. supreme court takes up the question of dn actual sam peopling to help involve crimes. the justices will hear arguments from maryland officials who want police to be allowed to take dna samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted. twenty-eight states and the federal government already do this type of sampling. privacy advocates claim this is unconstitutional. the justices will make a final decision in the case later this year. >>> also in this morning's top stories, hundreds of concerned parents and residents in prince george's county are coming together calling for an end to violence they say is killing their children. a meeting was hosted by radio one last night calling it a state of emergency. it comes after six prince george's county school students have been murdered since the beginning of the school year. community leaders say they are r
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >>> and the "titanic" sailing again? the efforts underway in hong kong to give the vessel a second chance at life. >>> changes in the pacific. coming up the temperature drop you can expect for tomorrow and when the rain clouds resurface on our five-day forecast. right? i do got this. et everything off the shelf, and to your home. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ at&t. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. . >>> it is shaping up to be another weekend of wild weather in parts of u.s. near detroit whiteout companies are being blamed for accidents that closed parts of two i
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
out. impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. lou: my guest retired at the age of 37, he cofounded with george soros, a successful fun, he said age of watt wall street, is now over. tomorrow's economy he says will be driven by food, energy, good stuff, good to have you with us. jim rogers. >> people who make real things, miners, lumber jacks, farmers. lou: how do you sort it out with folks telling me it is is all about a knowledge economy, we have to be highly sophisticated and binary. >> you have been watching too much television. we had long periods when the financial types were in charge, followed by long periods when producers of real goods in charge, we're back to the real goods, we
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
next from hong kong, we'll have the latest analysis. >> did you just slither? also, the final week of campaigning in italy ahead of the general elections. we will be live in milan throughout the morning for a roundup of the candidates policies and pit falls. julia will join us for that. >>> and hear state from the finance ministers. we have a roundup of the g-20 meeting in moscow. >> and london fashion week is under way and international expansion seems to be the latest trend. we'll hear from top designers who are putting their foot forward on the global runway. >>> first, standard & poors says it wants more time to gauge shinzo abe's rating policies. s&p says recent policies could reflat japan's economy. but the government's books will continue to be weighed down by heavy debt. that's even if plans go ahead to raise a sales tax. there's a one in three chance of a downgrade this fiscal year. this is as the japanese prime minister shinzo abe says he will consider changing the bank's mandate. he didn't comment on current policy. all this as investors determine who will become the bank o
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
closely. back to you guys. >> and on that note, we are learning from hong kong the government has unveiled fresh measurer to cool its property market. it follows prices of around 120% from their low in 2008. for more on what's happening across china and hong kong, joining us now is tran sis lune. thank you for your time. is this the start of china and hong kong tightening? >> well, it's a continuation of the policies that has been in existence for the last three years. and actually, the chinese government has done quite a lot to try to cool the property market with limited success. although property prices just rose slightly. but this is in spite of the government measures. the conclusion can only be the government measures are not tightening up. they want to put a brick actually to the property prices and increases. premier wen jiabao wanted property prices to fall 20% to 30%. obviously, he has failed and property prices are still out of reach for ordinary people in the first line and second line cities. so the government will introduce more measures. >> what kinds of measures an
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am EST
, while the u.s. has seen anl n&a frenzy, what does it deal look like? analysis from hong kong in around 15 minutes time. angelo american swung to a net loss of $1.5 billion for 2012. that's compared to a net profit of 6 billion in the previous year, but underlying earnings beat forecasts as production rose across all key divisions except platinum and diamonds. the outgoing ceo cynthia carol said she was optimistic about the company's future. >> it's a transition. and i think we've got a great future and i think the outlook for the fundamentals of this industry is very strong. >> commerzbank says it will be forced to increase provisions on toxic loans this year and it's warned that it's unlikely to pay a dividend. earlier in the month, they reported a full year profit of 6 million euros. >> shares in french luxury group ppr show the highs in paris. stephane has got more on the details for us out of paris. hi, stephane. hey, ross. for the first time since last year, dp posted its results without snag which is cultural goods in electronic retailers and that's really a sign that the transfo
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
comprises the dominican republic and haiti and type land is another and hong kong where the children are trafficked. and the dnr goes there for that specific reason. >> that's the reason >> bill: number two, the situation has to be-- i'll say once again. i don't know menendez, and i've never met him. but i'm going to believe himself as an american, when he says this is bull. i believe him. because i think that's the fair thing to do. but i think it has to be investigated. now, the fbi never comments on investigations. we know, as i say, they raided this doctor's house, and they know this is a sleazy guy, this doctor. so we have a lot of circumstantial evidence looking back. >> in the senate, bill, you don't have to be convicted of anything to be found guilty of wrongdoing >> bill: this committee has got to sanction him, it has to. >> bill, let's just forget this though, i think that you're right, giving people the benefit of the doubt is the right thing to do, until the evidence becomes beyond office if it does. but let's just remember. we just came off of a year where the he democrat th
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm PST
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Feb 16, 2013 11:30pm PST
will name a new pope. >>> and the "titanic" sailing again? the efforts underway in hong kong . >>> it is shaping up to be another weekend of wild weather in parts of u.s. near detroit whiteout companies are being blamed for accidents that closed parts of two interstate highways. south carolina also saw snow and national weather service issued a winter storm warning for parts of massachusetts with forecasters predicting heavy snow and strong winds there overnight. >>> from the vatican comes word that catholic cardinals could choose a new pope sooner than expected. that the pappan conclive, the group of cardinals that chooses the pope could meet earlier than march 15th if the coordinates are already fathered in rome. coordinates are eager to make their decision before palm sunday. pope benedict xvi is scheduled to step down on february 28th. >>> in other news of the world in kabul president hamid karzai says he will issue a decree banning afghan security forces from asking for foreign help to carry out airstrikes in residential areas. the announcement comes days a joint inside rate in k
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
main issue in the beijing. farther towards the south warm air is moving in. hong kong 23 here for your high on your friday. not that warm actually across most of the u.s. and canada here those. we were talking about a few storm systems one here across florida. that's keeping things rather wet for the time being, some thunderstorms flaring up but nothing too severe. further towards the north watching an alberta clipper moving through bringing heavy snowfall across the great lakes, on to ontario. 15 centimeters will be falling. and higher than that in a few areas due to lake enhanced snowfall. ahead of this it's moving in warm air from the south. along the east coast you'll see a short warm up and farther towards the north you'll see a cool down so that front is separating these two air masses. take a look at new york. going up to 9 degrees on your friday. once that system pushes by down 3. atlanta very similar. not so much the case in toronto. just north of that alberta clipper. temperatures will be going down not seeing the warm up at least not until next week. so i'll watch out for th
Feb 14, 2013 4:00am PST
half a percent while hong kong's hang seng added nearly 1%. >>> a mixed day on wall street as investors worry that americans aren't eating out enough. mcdonald's stock fell and so did other fast food companies. the dow dropped to the highest to 13,982. the nasdaq went up 10 points. >>> post master general patrick donohoe was on capitol hill wednesday. he begged congress not to block plans to end saturday delivery. ending first-class delivery on saturday would saving the agency $2 billion a year. the postal service lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year. >>> americans are cutting back on spending last month. the government said retail sales went up a tenth of a percent in january after going up half a percent in december. the small increase suggests the expiration of the payroll tax cut and higher tax rates for wealthy americans are hurting the economy. >>> and spending is in the air this valentine's day. the national retail federation says sales are up this year, averaging around $130 per person. that's about $4 more than last year. men will spend almost twic
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
temperatures. 23 in hong kong. 31 in manila and bangkok. heading into the americas, it's quiet here. snow dashing down across central canada and the great lakes region. 10, 15 centimeters in upstate new york. heavier for you. showers heading into the mid-atlantic here and down across the gulf states as well. we'll be seeing some widespread showers and thunderstorms in there, too. nothing too much on the severe side. looking fairly dry for the most part. quite chilly towards the north and east. minus 12 in winnipeg and getting to the freezing part in new york. in fact, that's your high. towards the northwest, 11 in seattle. 7 in vancouver. not too bad here. getting up to 14 in denver. we have the low 20s in los angeles as well as houston, miami and mexico city. on into europe, now there is going to be a pretty powerful storm system affecting western and central portions for the next several days. here is the big low sitting towards the north of the british aisles. you can see how windy the system is going to be. it's going to be bringing snow. we get that wind buffeting around the snow. an
Feb 20, 2013 5:30am PST
can file their complaints directly to the government. al jazeera, hong kong. >> over 40,000 south korean taxi drivers have taken part in a nationwide strike. there were mass protests after parliament rejected a law to classify them as public transport workers here the bill would have allowed them to receive much-needed subsidies -- workers. the bill would have allowed them to receive much-needed subsidies. the government does not have money in the budget. north korea has released a video showing u.s. soldiers in flames. -- u.s. soldiers and president barack obama in flames. patient -- negotiations are underway for stronger sanctions following north korea's word nuclear test -- third nuclear test. police have broken up the crowd. demonstrators were blocking a gate to a visitor center in melbourne. the visitor called on australia to ban immigration from other nations. u.s. vice president joe biden has urged americans not to use semiautomatic weapons for protection because shotguns would have the same deterrent effect gens intruders. biden is leading the administration's campaign to
Feb 10, 2013 8:30am PST
look at the kind of access available in south korea, hong kong, and even kansas city, upcoming, as a consequence of a gift from google, they have one gigabyte per second access. we should be looking for an infrastructure that covers the whole nation, one that is... has the term in it: ubiquitous. one that has a timeframe, goals and timetables so that we can measure the progress, that if we don't meet the timetable, then government will declare a market failure and become the service provider of last resort. >> hinojosa: so for people who are interested in this, who want to be engaged, what do you want them to do, professor? what it is... you know, what should they do? should they be online? should they be going to the library? should they be working with literacy in our country? you know, regular citizens who are consuming this media... what is t message that you wanto lee them witin tms of their engagement and what they should do? >> well, i want them to become informed, first of all, and that means they're going to have to start reading. now, they can read online. i do a lot of my
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
. police arrested three people, a singaporean, a man from hong kong and an australian. they came to collect the shipment from a storage facility in western sydney. a police spokesperson says the drug syndicate based in southeastern china may have been involved in the case. investigators are talking with authorities in china and say further arrests may follow in australia and abroad. >>> they're one of the world's most persecuted minorities. rohingya muslims from western myanmar have been denied citizenship by the government and face sectarian violence that broke out last year. increasing numbers of them choose to flee by sea in rickety boats, but those who survive the dangerous voyage face another danger, ruthless human smugglers from southern thailand. >> reporter: the tide of rohingya refugees going to cross the sea is coming faster. they have reached here in just six months. these rohingyas were found at an isolated plantation in southern thailand. human smugglers con fined scores them for six weeks. >> translator: they hit us with wood, punched and kicked us. we were divided int
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